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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 28, 2014 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 1984 Project is finished........

"Day Job" grew old fast, but there were a couple that were really well done, high energy and perfectly placed in the show lineup. I'd still rather not hear it, but there were some fun ones out there.

"Don't Need Love" and "Far From You" never set the hook for me. I noted several times in the project that Brent was a great backup vocalist, but his lead was atrocious. Probably because the tunes were pure bubblegum dreck.

"I Just Want to Make Love to You" was damned with faint praise. The positive about it that I noted was that it wasn't "Far From Me"

"Tons of Steel" should have been drowned at birth. Then shot and burned. And drowned again.

"Why Don't We Do it in the Road" This is an acoustic emetic. Here are my notes from the 7/15 performance: "Why don’t we never play this again? This song is gratuitous bullshit and should immediately be skipped or fast forwarded over if not downright purged and deleted. Phil’s feeble attempt at humor by “doing it on the drums” was asinine. For those wondering....I didn’t like it. Pass the salad fork, I’d rather pull my kneecaps off than listen to this again. Ever. Nowhere but up....."

"Dupree's Diamond Blues" Brent's jangly keys killed this song for me. Nothing like the 2/22/69 Dream Bowl.

I also had a hard time warming up to "Hell In A Bucket" and to some extent "Throwing Stones", but most of that had to do with Brent's overly bright and jangly keys. There were some good ones, but I'd be inclined to hit the skip button when these hit the play list.

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Jun 2, 2014 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 1984 Project is finished........

Ouch! I'm a Brent fan and I love Tons of Steel, probably my favorite song of his.